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October 2018

2018 JUST BUILD IT! Construction Career Expo

October 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt St.
Ypsilanti, 48197 United States
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On October 17th the Washtenaw Contractors Association will be hosting the 21st “JUST BUILD IT!” Construction Career Expo.  This is the longest running and most comprehensive construction career exploration program in Michigan.  It provides students in grades 8-12 and their counselors and teachers with hands on activities with the skilled trade apprenticeship programs; demonstrations by industry professionals such as architects and engineers; and exhibits by construction firms, educational institutions and industry organizations. Since the Expo was introduced, over 31,718 students from…

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December 2018

WCA Meeting: Broadway Park Project & Impact of Marijuana Legalization

December 6, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:15 am
Weber’s Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, 48103 United States
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$30 - $60

Join us for our last meeting of 2018 on December 6th! THE PRESENTATIONS  BROADWAY PARK PROJECT For more than a century, Michigan Consolidated Gas occupied an industrial property on the Huron River north of downtown Ann Arbor. Now, DTE Energy and the Roxbury Group will revive the now vacant site into one of Ann Arbor's most important development projects in recent years. The $75 million Broadway Park Project will draw on the historic heritage of the site and provide public access…

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March 2019

First Aid/CPR/AED Class

March 1 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Dr.
Ann Arbor, 48105 United States
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE FIRST AID/CPR/AED CLASS   There are just 20 spaces available in the class so please register as soon as possible by using the link above.  (The morning class advertised earlier is full.) The classes will be taught by instructors from Heartbeat LLC and will be conducted at Washtenaw Community College.

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March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel, 3200 Boardwalk Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 United States
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$125 - $875

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO REGISTER FOR THE 2019 PYRAMID AWARDS BANQUET The Washtenaw Contractors Association will recognize the outstanding performance of firms and individuals working in the construction industry in Washtenaw County by presenting its 2019 PYRAMID Awards. The Awards will recognize exceptional effort in the areas of teamwork, service and innovation. In addition, the Washtenaw Contractors Association will present the 2019 W. Nelson Vander Hyden Award to an individual who has made significant contributions to both the construction…

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April 2019

April WCA Membership Meeting – Meet WCC VP for Facilities and MIOSHA on Silica

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Weber’s Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, 48103 United States
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$35 - $70

Join us for the WCA Membership Meeting on Thursday, April 25th -- prospective members are welcome! THE PRESENTATIONS MARK ALLEN, WCC VP Facilities Development and Operations We will have the opportunity to meet Mark Allen from Washtenaw Community College, and he will update us on WCC's future construction plans and contractor selection processes. Mark is a Professional Engineer with 27 years of leadership experience in facilities and infrastructure planning, construction, operations and support in a variety of challenging environments. He spent…

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May 2019

C Suite Session – Recruiting & Retaining Employees in a Competitive Market

May 9 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Domino’s Farms Office Park, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive, Lobby J
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States
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The WCA's C-Suite sessions are focused on subjects of specific interest to the top management people in your firm. The topic for the next C-Suite Session will be Recruiting and Retaining Employees in a Competitive Market. Human Resource professionals cite employee retention/turnover as their top workforce management challenge. This is particularly true in the construction industry in our region. The C-Suite Session on May 9th will feature a panel discussion of this topic with leading experts in this field (see below.) This event…

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JOINT AIA/WCA EDUCATION SESSION – Building Better for Health & Wellness

May 15 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
U of M Art & Architecture Building, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd
Ann ARbor, MI 48109 United States
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$45 - $75

You are invited to a joint AIA/WCA education and networking session on Wednesday, May 15th beginning at the U of M Art & Architecture Building and ending at Pierpont Commons. The event will feature presentations, tours of two recent U of M projects, and will conclude with a networking session with free appetizers and two complimentary drink tickets per person. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER _______________________________________________ 4 HSW CE credits available for Architects  _______________________________________________ AGENDA 12:30  Arrival and check in at Taubman…

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2019 WCA Golf Outing

May 20 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Washtenaw Golf Club, 2955 Packard St
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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June 2019

WCA ANNUAL MEETING – Keynote Presentation by U of M

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Weber’s Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, 48103 United States
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$35 - $90

On  June 5th, the Washtenaw Contractors Association will conduct its 70th Annual Business Meeting.  The meeting agenda will include an overview of the association's accomplishments during the past year, plans for the coming year, and Board of Directors election. Following the meeting will be a luncheon and a presentation by  Marina Roelofs, Director of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) at the University of Michigan. Ms. Roelofs will provide information on planned construction projects at U of M. You will also have the opportunity to meet…

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September 2019

Joint Meeting with CFMA

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Schoolcraft Community College – Jeffries Center, 18600 Haggerty Rd.
Livonia, 48152 United States
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GREAT LAKES WATER AUTHORITY (GLWA) CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 3-YEAR OUTLOOK This course will provide an overview of a capital improvement plan with a deep dive into the important elements of the Great Lakes Water Authority’s CIP. Upon completing this program, you will be able to: • Components of a capital improvement plan. • What is a capital improvement program? • How does a public entity manage a capital improvement program and how does it benefit the construction industry and surrounding…

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